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    Sporty's Air Facts DVD Video Series: 35 Air Facts Titles on 9 DVDs 8661A Sporty
    Rated 4.73684210526 /5 based on 38 customer reviews
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    Product description: Over 14 Hours Of Video! If there's one thing we've learned about aviation education, it's that learning never stops – whether you are a student pilot or an ATP. Sporty's Air Facts® DVD Video Series addresses this fact with host Richard L. Collins, a renowned aviation journalist with thousands of hours of experience in a variety of general aviation aircraft. In each program, Collins presents the knowledge and ingenuity acquired through years of real-world flying and teaches you how to apply the same veteran skills and hard-learned techniques. 35 informative programs on 9 DVD's teach you to manage the risks of flight and increase the safety factor in whatever type flying you do. So keep learning! You'll end up a better, smoother, SAFER pilot regardless of the certificates you hold. Outside the United States? - Sporty's DVDs have all DVD regions enabled and play on almost all DVD players (NTSC or PAL); consult your owner's manual for more information.

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    Sporty's Air Facts DVD Video Series: 35 Air Facts Titles on 9 DVDs

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    Over 14 Hours Of Video!

    If there's one thing we've learned about aviation education, it's that learning never stops – whether you are a student pilot or an ATP. Sporty's Air Facts® DVD Video Series addresses this fact with host Richard L. Collins, a renowned aviation journalist with thousands of hours of experience in a variety of general aviation aircraft. In each program, Collins presents the knowledge and ingenuity acquired through years of real-world flying and teaches you how to apply the same veteran skills and hard-learned techniques. 35 informative programs on 9 DVD's teach you to manage the risks of flight and increase the safety factor in whatever type flying you do. So keep learning! You'll end up a better, smoother, SAFER pilot regardless of the certificates you hold.

    Outside the United States? - Sporty's DVDs have all DVD regions enabled and play on almost all DVD players (NTSC or PAL); consult your owner's manual for more information.

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    Date - 12-27-2012

    Rating - Private

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    Date - 3-6-2012

    Rating - Instrument

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    Date - 4-15-2011

    Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    *excellent porduct
    *very useful
    *highly recommend

    Cons

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    Date - 1-18-2011

    Rating - Instrument

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    Date - 3-18-2010

    Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    The ability to jump directly to the subject that you want to revise

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    Does exactly what it says on the tin!!!! Ordered this item to be delivered to Kabul, Afghanistan so I could prepare for my PPL on return to the UK. Fantastic product

    Date - 1-27-2010

    Rating - Commercial

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    Have watched about 1/4 of the DVD. What I expected, both some additional hints and talks about how to think as a pilot, not just what to think

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    None

    General Comments

    Good refresher or to learn some new tricks

    Date - 1-13-2010

    Rating - Commercial

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    A great collection of information on real world flying. Very good production quality and enough actual flying footage to keep the viewer engaged in the subject matter. Richard Collins casual narrative style is very accessible and suits the subject matter quite well. The content is suitable for new pilots wanting more than the content contained in the required FAA study material and is a great refresher for experienced pilots.

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    Date - 9-30-2009

    Rating - Commercial

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    There is a lot of good info in these. Dick does a great job of taking the seemingly difficult and make it simple.

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    Date - 9-25-2009

    Rating - Commercial

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    Date - 8-27-2009

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    very good product.
    Just a little 'dry' and 'mundane', that's all...

    Date - 7-2-2009

    Rating - Private

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    I'm a new pilot with my first plane (182Q). It has some upgraded electronics, 530/430 gps, engine monitor, etc. For me, the tapes have been great! They cover weather, gps's single engine, multi engine, IFR and more. All area's that I wish to continue my training. For a new pilot I have found the DVD's very helpful.

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    Date - 6-23-2009

    Rating - Private

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    Good advice on most all subjects relevant for GA.

    Cons

    Would like more video footage and fewer repetitions of scenes.

    General Comments

    I have watched 2 out of the 9 DVDs I bought. Worth every single cent I paid for. Entertaining and enlightning.

    Date - 3-6-2009

    Rating - Private

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    I'm glad I got them all they reminded alot that I forgot and I learned some things I did'nt know. Thank so much!!

    Date - 3-5-2009

    Rating - Commercial

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    Lots of different subject matter covered.

    Cons

    My two big gripes with the set as a whole are:

    - Different voices and hosts are needed. Richard Collins
    is good and you should keep him, but add some variety.
    Different aviation folks have different perspectives.

    - The weather flying video that Richard Collins does is OK. There are lots of suggestions, but not a lot of explanation WHY. Weather phenomena needs to be better explained, including reasons WHY weather does what it does. For example, the coriolis force was never mentioned in the entire video, yet it controls the rotation of highs and lows.

    General Comments

    Overall I'd give the videos a 6.5/10. They are a bit hit or miss. When they miss, it's because I was hoping for more substance to the material, more meat.

    Date - 2-15-2009

    Rating - Private

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    Date - 1-26-2009

    Rating - Student

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    Turning just 71 years old on 12/26/08, & w/ a young man's spirit wanting to learn how to fly this year, I'm confident that these DVD's will be most helpful. I fully intend to purchase the "Private Pilot" series once I pass my medical.

    Thanks for your outstanding products that help men & women better pilots!!

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    Date - 12-3-2008

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    great information and terrific refresher.

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    Date - 10-20-2008

    Rating - Commercial

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    Date - 9-30-2008

    Rating - Commercial

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    Collins makes these both educational and fun to watch. They contain good technical content, excellent in-flight video, and clear audio. Collins has a calm and reassuring narrative style, even adds occasional humor. Very enjoyable.

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    None

    General Comments

    These are DVDs - it will be years before I know about their durability or reliability. But they are off to a good start!

    Date - 9-10-2008

    Rating - Instrument

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    The best part is that (unlike unfolding events in the cockpit of a plane in flight) you can pause and/or rewind particular scenes to be sure that you understand what was explained. You can also pause the scene to take a longer look if there is something visual to take a closer look at, or ponder for a moment, such as a section of a GPS operating manual, an instrument cluster showing a particular aircraft attitude and configuration, or the display of a particular instrument (such as a GPS or autopilot) when set in a particular way or used for a particular purpose.

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    I have now watched about 15 of the 33 titles. All were excellant and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series. Each title was worth about 5 to 10 hours of in-cockpit experience with a CFI/CFII. The programs provide an excellant, and very inexpensive way, to gain significant experience at understanding how various pieces of equipment function, how to interpret what they say, how to use them safely and to fullest advantage, and to learn which stick and rudder skill to apply when.

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